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Stories from Wednesday, January 5, 2005

Manila council amends budget (01/05/05)
Manila City Council approved budget amendments, a retirement plan for city employees, and Christmas bonuses at the December meeting held Monday evening, Dec 20. All council members were present. Mayor Clifford Veach told the council members that six departments needed to be amended...
Music theater to open in Monette (01/05/05)
Tammy Hicks will open the doors to her new theatre in Monette, Music and Memories, on New Year's Eve. The public will get another taste of what high quality country and gospel music sounds like. The new theatre is nostalgic with classic decorations, comfortable cushioned seating and equipped with a well lit stage and acoustics for fine listening pleasure in every seat in the house...
Looking for a home (01/05/05)
What is there about Dorothy Reid that attracts puppies? Who knows for sure, but here she is again with a huge litter of beautiful puppies needing homes. Last summer Reid took in a black medium size dog that was homeless and starving. She named her Sugar...
Mustangs claim back-to-back NEA titles (01/05/05)
It wasn't as easy as a lot of the so-called experts thought it would be, but the Buffalo Island Central Mustangs showed why they were the number one seed and defending Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament Champions, as they captured their second straight NEA Title Thursday night with a gutsy 48-44 come from behind victory over last year's 3A-4A-5A NEA Tournament Champion East Poinsett County, who had dropped down to the A-AA division for this year's tournament...
Mike Willyerd: A NEA Tourney Tradition (01/05/05)
There have been a lot of changes in the Northeast Arkansas Tournament held at Arkansas State University over the years, but there is one tradition that has been constant for the last 19 years. That tradition is Mike Willyerd who officiated his 19th tournament this year. Willyerd has been officiating games for 25 years and has seen a lot of changes in the game throughout the years...
Lady Rebs fall in quarter finals of NEA (01/05/05)
Sophomore Marisa Johnson poured in 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Riverside Lady Rebels pulled off the biggest upset of the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament(s A-AA girls division, knocking off the defending champion Bay Lady Yellowjackets with a thrilling 60-57 victory Monday night at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center in Jonesboro...
Lions Fall in second round of NEA (01/05/05)
Manila fell to eventual 3A, 4A, and 5A champs Blytheville in the second round of the NEA Tournament on Tuesday. The Lions trailed 17-3 after one and 35-22 at the half. Manila wouldn't lie down in the second half pulling as close as nine after trailing by 18 at one point. Blytheville's size and athleticism proved too much as the Chicks defeated Manila 67-54...
Clock strikes midnight on Rebels (01/05/05)
Even in defeat, Zac Reynolds and his Riverside Rebel teammates put on what may go down as the greatest performance in the storied history of the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament. The Rebels entered their quarter-final contest against 3AA North Conference rival Marmaduke with only seven players in uniform. What was to come next is what legends are made of...
Russell Andrew Shatley - Cardwell (01/05/05)
Russell Andrew Shatley, 97, of Cardwell, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Paragould, he was a retired custodian and bus driver for the Greene County Tech School District. He was a member of Calvary Full Gospel Church of Cardwell...
Lloyd Lester, Jr. - Manila (01/05/05)
Lloyd Lester, Jr., 59, of Manila died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, at Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Lloyd G. and Audrey Hicks Lester and was a lifelong Manila resident. He was a retired mechanic and was a member of Union Band Baptist Church. He was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars...
Maurine Ethel Powell - Jonesboro (01/05/05)
Maurine Ethel Powell, 88, of Jonesboro, formerly of Manila, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late William and Easter Nolley Wortham and was a lifelong resident of this area. She was the widow of Riley Powell and was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Terry Ray "Red" Puckett - Leachville (01/05/05)
Terry Ray "Red" Puckett, 60, of Leachville died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Edward and Faye Lents Puckett and a lifelong Leachville resident. He was a retired truck driver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Stockinger Puckett...
Jeannie Alice McCoy Todd - Lake City (01/05/05)
Jeannie Alice McCoy Todd, 63, of Lake City, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, at Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Caraway, she had lived in Hardy before moving to Lake City 11 years ago. She was a homemaker and member of Bethabara Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, James Hale of Cherokee Village and Rodney Hale of Saddle; two daughters, Kathy Liles of Monette and Lisa Hale of Lake City; a brother, Marvin McCoy of Lake City; a sister, Willard Davis of Lake City; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.. ...
Ola Violet Maynard Baledge - Leachville (01/05/05)
Ola Violet Maynard Baledge, 89, of Leachville, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Senath, she was the daughter of the late Taylor and Suzanna Wilson and the widow of Myrl Maynard and Bernard Baledge. She was a lifelong Leachville area resident and a member of the First Baptist Church in Leachville...
Brian Otis Hurley - Manila (01/05/05)
Brian Otis Hurley, 35, of Manila died Dec. 25, 2004, at his home in Manila. The son of Janet Hurley of Manila and the late Wendell Hurley, he was born April 2, 1969, at Waterviet, Mich. He was of the Baptist faith. Other survivors include his grandfather, James Wesley Newton of New Carlisle, Ind...
Paul Beasley - Gulfport, Miss. (01/05/05)
Paul Beasley, 77, of Gulfport, Miss., formerly of Manila, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center in Biloxi, Miss. A resident of Gulfport since 1984, he was retired from the Air Force and of the Baptist belief. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Brown Beasley, of the home; two daughters, Deanna Lowery of Jonesboro and Paula Beasley of Paragould; two stepdaughters, Shelia Price of Manila and Gayla Dobbins of Tennessee; and a granddaughter...
Kathryn Louise Morris Tatum - Manila (01/05/05)
Kathryn Louise Morris Tatum, 84, of Manila, widow of Carl E. Morris, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at Manila, she had been a longtime resident of Tennessee before returning to Arkansas 10 years ago. She had worked as a waitress and was of the Baptist faith...
Rudolph "Rudy" Layfette Williams - Maryville, Tenn. (01/05/05)
Rudolph "Rudy" Layfette Williams, 60, of Maryville, Tenn., died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was a member of Monte Vista Baptist Church and a graduate of the University of Arkansas. Williams was known for his integrity and wisdom. He was a mechanical engineer and long-term employee of Schlegel and was also in charge of building and design of the Reidsville NC Plant...
Ida Mae Allison - (01/05/05)
Jonesboro Ida Mae Allison, 75, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Mississippi, she lived in Lake City before moving to Jonesboro in 1958. She was a homemaker and member of Walnut Street Baptist Church...
Esta Virginia Dillin - Lake City (01/05/05)
Esta Virginia Dillin, 86, of Lake City, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born in Marmaduke, she lived in Lake City since 1983 and was formerly of St. Louis. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Lake City...
Alvie O'Neal Dulaney - Jonesboro (01/05/05)
Alvie O'Neal Dulaney, 80, of Jonesboro died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Monette, he lived in Jonesboro for 12 years, formerly of Leachville. He was retired from General Motors Company in Flint, Mich. He was a member of the United Automobile Workers and of the Assembly of God belief. ...
Harry Vernon Endicott - Manila (01/05/05)
Harry Vernon Endicott, 76, of Manila, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born near Caraway he was the son of the late Harry G. and Berthel Jones Endicott and had been a longtime resident of the Milligan Ridge Community near Manila. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Milligan Ridge Baptist Church...
Flora Berniece Russell - Leachville (01/05/05)
Flora Berniece Russell, 74, of Leachville died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Boydsville, she was the daughter of the late Ezra and Edna Morrow Gordon and had been a Leachville resident since 1963. She was the widow of Clarence Russell and was retired from Brown Shoe Company. She was a member of the former Liberty Hill Methodist Church near Rector and had attended the First United Methodist Church in Leachville...
Gregory Gene Hill - Lake City (01/05/05)
Gregory Gene Hill, 40, of Lake City died Thursday, Dec, 23, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Lepanto, he was a welder and of the Baptist belief. Survivors include a daughter, Megan Bloodworth of Trumann; a son, Brandon Hill of Trumann; a stepson, Derrick Bloodworth of Trumann; his mother, Daisy Barrett of Etowah; his stepfather, Freddie Simpson of Etowah; and two sisters, Shelbie Moorman of Marion and Deborah Vanderford of Senatobia, Miss...
Earnest Evans Jr. - Dell (01/05/05)
Earnest Evans Jr., 86, of Dell died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, in Blytheville. A native of Shaw, Miss., he was a retired farmer, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the First Baptist Church of Dell. Survivors include two step-daughters, Willie Mae Harris of Blytheville and Rosie McClure of Jacksonville; a stepson, Lee Freeman of Elkhart, Ind.; a sister, Lorraine Allen of Chicago; a brother, Norris Evans of Chicago; 14 step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren...